Tuesday, October 29, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 302: Happy 25th Anniversary, Batman

Here's a double-header...or is that a two-face???...of house ads pitching the Batman 25th anniversary issue! Which is full of glittery, silver reprints. Hey, in those days there weren't trade paperbacks, so this was a dandy gift from Batman to us! No cake was included, sadly.

House ads for 80-Page Giant #5 [Batman's Silver Anniversary] (December 1964); top ad printed in Detective Comics #334 (December 1964), bottom half-page ad printed in The Atom #16 (December 1964)
Comic cover art: pencils and inks by Win Mortimer
Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp

1 comment:

Blam said...

In a bait-and-switch, that "complete newspaper thriller" turned out to be a year-old exposé on graft at a local community center from The Des Moines Register.